Research Associate in Synthetic Biology
NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
منذ 4 يوم


The Network Dynamics and Synthetic Biology Group at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks highly motivated and collaborative applicants to fill a Research Associate position in synthetic biology.

Projects will target one of the major bottlenecks in the rational design of synthetic biocircuits : scalability. The main goal is the development of a combined theoretical / experimental framework to accurately predict the complex behaviors that emerge when parts are interconnected, thus accounting for various sources of context-dependence, such as the sharing of limited resources.

To this end, we will develop standardized probing parts, and create computational tools for the quantitative prediction of the behavior of synthetic gene circuits in vivo (mainly E.

coli) and in vitro (cell-free extracts). Members of our interdisciplinary team will leverage experiments to inform modeling / theoretical analysis and vice versa.

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The ideal candidate is self-motivated and hard-working with a PhD in synthetic biology, bioengineering, cellular biology, biophysics, quantitative / systems biology, or in a related field.

The position requires experience in molecular and cell biology. Experience working with microplate readers and flow cytometers is desired, but not required.

Successful candidates will take part in collaborative projects involving multiple laboratories from the US and Europe. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.

We seek driven and enthusiastic individuals with a proven track record of independent research whose priority is to excel in their career while maintaining healthy work-life balance.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

  • To be considered, prepare in PDF format : (1) cover letter summarizing research experience and specific interest in the position;
  • 2) curriculum vitae including full list of publications; and (3) the names and contact details of three references. If you have any questions, or you want to follow up on your application, please feel free to contact Andras Gyorgy at andras.gyorgy

    About NYUAD

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering.

    NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity.

    This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective.

    As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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    New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.

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